Team AirBorn announces Pentax sponsorship
Pentax, one of the world’s most prominent brands, is providing Team
AirBorn with digital camera equipment to help them capture great
windsurfing photos. AirBorn is a team of three hot youth windsurfers
who compete on the UKWA Freewave series and promote junior and youth
windsurfing at every opportunity.
Central to the sponsorship is the Pentax WP range of waterproof digital
cameras which make it possible to take top-quality action photos without
the need for bulky waterproof housings.
The Optio WPi camera has just been used to capture the Youth Freestyle
Camp in Dahab, Egypt, where its fast startup time of just 0.6 seconds
makes it possible to capture the action at a moment’s notice. The
camera’s Sports mode allows the photographer to track a fast-moving
windsurfer in focus and release the shutter instantly to capture the moves.
Weighing only 135g, the WPi can also be boom or mast-mounted without any
effect on the response of the rig, allowing unusual close-up shots. The
size does not compromise the image resolution, which, at 6 megapixels is
more than enough.
Team member George said of the Optio WPi “This is an awesome piece of
kit and we are really grateful to Pentax for helping us to capture the
action and spread the word that windsurfing is the best.”
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